SgurrEnergy has been appointed in the ownerâ€™s engineer roleÂ by Clean Energy Asia, a joint venture between Mongoliaâ€™s Newcom Group and Japanese Softbank Energy.
The renewable energy consultancy willÂ undertake the role for the pre-construction and construction phase of the 50MW Tsetsii wind farm in Umnugovi aimag, Mongolia.
Sgurr already has experience of the development, construction and operation of Mongolian wind farms, having previously undertaken a prominent role in delivering the country’s first, Salkhit. That project saw the first new power source connected to Mongoliaâ€™s grid in more than three decades.
The Tsetsii wind farm is located in Southern Mongolia, 500km south of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and 20km south of the Tsogttsetsii settlement. The site comprises of approximately 72kmÂ² of remote, open desert and an isolated mountain location.
The team began working on the Tsetsii project in 2014, conducting feasibility studies and environmental and social impact assessments which included visits to the remotely located site.
The pre-construction phase of the project began in May 2015 with site works expected to begin in 2016. Mongolia has a target of achieving 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Sgurrâ€™s Senior Project Manager Conor Manning said,Â â€œOur role in delivering Tsetsii wind farm is a great opportunity for SgurrEnergy to maintain and grow our strong working relationship with Clean Energy Asia and to continue working in this important region.â€
Originally from ReNews